News & Events

RESPONSORIAL PSALM AT MASS: As we said at Mass last weekend, the Psalm that we use each week is written in a responsorial manner, with the reader reading the verses and the congregation responding with the antiphon, as shown in the newsletter.  It will take us a little time to get into the habit, but I hope we can read the Psalm in this way from now onwards.  

WINTER NIGHT SHELTER:  has now been operating for 14 weeks since opening our Hall on Sunday 4 November 2018.  So far we have looked after 80 people, with 27 being assisted into their own permanent accommodation and a new life.  Thank you to all who have supported the mission and please keep all involved in your prayers.     

REPOSITORY OPEN THIS SUNDAY: after 10:30 am Mass. St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter cards on sale.                                 

OPEN HOUSE:  Each Monday evening there will be an ‘Open House’ in the Presbytery at St Augustine’s Church, Heelands, MK13 7PL, from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.  All the priests and the secretary are there to deal with any practical issues you may have. No appointment necessary.           Fr Francis

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY AFTER 10.30 MASS:  Missed breakfast! Then please come over to the Church Hall after 10.30 am Mass on 24 February for a continental style breakfast and a chat.  All money raised will go to CAFOD.     

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FRIDAY 1 MARCH 2019:  The Methodist Church are hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer ecumenical service on Friday 1 March at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome.       

ST PATRICK’S NIGHT QUIZ, SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2019:   The next Quiz in aid of our Tanzanian projects will take place in St. Mary’s Church Hall on Saturday 16 March at 7.30 pm.  There will be a Fish and Chip Supper, Raffle and Licensed Bar.  Tickets will be on sale on the weekends of  2/3 March and 9/10 March, or by request on 01908 670059.  Please support us if you can – it will be wonderful to see you.     

CALLING ALL ST MARY’S LADIES:  Many thanks to all who came for coffee at Wyevale recently.  We all agreed it was good to chat!  The next get together will be on Friday 29 March 10.30 – 12.30, at Wyevale Garden Centre.  Please put the date in your diary.  We hope to see you there.  

CHURCH CLEANING TEAM: Would you agree to my displaying the list in the Church porch?  Just dates and names – NOT your contact details.  

MASS ASSISTANTS: The new rota for Mass Assistants is being prepared and if any Parishioner would like to be included as either an Altar Server, a Reader, a Bidding Prayer Reader, taking the Offertory Gifts to the altar or taking the Collection please let Peter Sayer know on 01234 766271 or email   peter.sayer1@btinternet.comI assume that the Parishioners presently on the Rota will be happy to continue unless told otherwise.

FOOD BANK:  Please leave donations in the Baptistery. Needed this week: spreads, sugar, tinned goods – fish, meat, fruit, rice pudding, soup, spaghetti and dried rice. Thank you all.              The Food Bank Team

USED STAMPS FOR GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND:  Please save your stamps and place them in the box by the door.   

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